Govt presents items towards Homowo festival

Author: Zainabu Issah
Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio V (4th right) receiving the items from Mr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije (4th left) and Nii Lantey Vanderpuye (3rd right), the Minster of Youth and Sports

The government has presented some food items and drinks to the Ga Traditional Council and the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council towards the celebration of this year’s Homowo Festival.

The items, which were presented by a team led by the Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Mr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, included maize, palm oil, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Mr Vanderpuije was accompanied by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye.

Pray for peace

Mr Vanderpuije said the government appreciated the prayer and support from the traditional leaders to ensure peace and development.

To that end, he said the government thought it relevant to support the upcoming annual celebration and to further strengthen the relationship between the government and the various leaders of the Ga State.

Additionally, he said as custodians of the land of the seat of government, it was also important for them to use the upcoming celebrations to pray for continuous peace and stability in the city.

Mr Vanderpuije also urged the people of Ga Mashie to support the government in its development agenda by endorsing it during the upcoming December election.

“Looking back, we have done a lot for the people of Accra. We made some notable changes in the education, health, and even the sports sector, which are visible for all to see. We, therefore, need your support to be able to do more for you,” he said.

Mr Vanderpuye further urged the people to ensure peaceful polls devoid of violence.

“We want to observe the upcoming elections in peace. Let’s not allow ourselves to be provoked into violence,” he added.

The Paramount Chief of Ngleshie Alata, Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio V, thanked the delegation for their support towards the upcoming celebrations. 

He gave an assurance that the festival would be celebrated peacefully and called on the youth to show unity and love before, during and after the occasion.